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Get 44 pages of fun delivered every month! Packed with stories, puzzles, experiments, jokes, crafts and more, each issue of Highlights magazine is crafted to inspire kids ages 6-12. Start a subscription today and get a FREE Hidden Pictures booklet.

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You Loved It Then, Today's Kids Love It Now!

For more than 75 years, Highlights magazine has been bringing Fun with a Purpose to kids everywhere. In every 44-page issue, kids explore new topics, investigate fascinating subjects and find out about the world. A Highlights magazine subscription will bring kids new stories, games, puzzles, riddles, science experiments, craft projects and activities that are just as entertaining as they are educational.

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Receive your first 44-page issue within 6 weeks. 

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Features Kids Love

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engaging stories + articles

Entertaining poems and stories show kids the joy of reading for fun. Plus, nonfiction articles introduce them to new ideas and expand their empathy as they learn about different cultures around the world. 

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hands-on crafts + games

Take learning beyond the page with seasonal crafts, games, experiments and recipes. Each expertly crafted activity will inspire kids’ creativity and confidence, showing them that it’s fun to try new things!

Magazine pages with a Hidden Pictures puzzle.Magazine pages with a Hidden Pictures puzzle.

fun puzzles + silly jokes

Banish boredom (and build skills!) with hours of puzzles, mazes, and, of course, beloved Hidden Pictures scenes. Jokes, riddles and kid-approved silliness along the way will keep readers engaged for hours.

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reader submissions

Write us a letter; send us a drawing — Highlights wants to hear from you! Kids will love the opportunity to see their very own poems, artwork, photos and more featured on the pages of the magazine.

Friendly Faces Kids Recognize

Illustration of Arizona character Ask Arizona and Goofus and Gallant in Highlights magazine.Illustration of Arizona character Ask Arizona and Goofus and Gallant in Highlights magazine.

Recurring characters invite readers to look forward to their next issue to see what happens next. Arizona of Ask Arizona offers advice to Highlights readers by relating a funny (or embarrassing) story about a similar experience. Part of Highlights for generations, Goofus and Gallant features focus on manners, behavior, social etiquette, and safety by contrasting behaviors between the two.  

Benefits Parents Can Count On

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sharing the Highlights tradition

For over 75 years, children have been eagerly checking the mailbox, hoping to find a Highlights magazine with their name on it — maybe one of those children was you! Subscribe to keep the mailbox magic coming.

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award-winning, trusted content

Each issue is thoughtfully crafted by the editors at Highlights, trusted childhood experts for decades. Highlights magazine has been awarded the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval, Family Choice Award and more.

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ad-free + screen-free play

Highlights never includes third-party advertising, so you can rely on it to be a commercial-free zone where your young reader can play, learn and just be a kid. Plus, they’ll stay entertained for hours — no screen needed!

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wholesome, skill-building fun

While kids read, puzzle and play, they’ll be building focus, critical thinking and more skills they’ll need in school. Highlights content also helps promotes positive values and creativity without ever feeling like homework. 

See What Families Are Saying

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“My Grandson loves it! He is becoming a very good reader so he enjoys the stories and activities. He looks forward to the next time he receives one in the mail."

– Ann O.

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“My child LOVES getting Highlights! It's so fun to get something in the mail specifically for yourself as a child. I remember getting them back when I was little. It's such a sweet gift and you can't beat the value!”

– Kerri G.

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"Great, bought this for my nephew, got a great price, and he really enjoys it just as I did when I grew up. Highlights gets kids to read and learn and use their brain!"

– Daniel S.

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"My granddaughter absolutely loves this magazine. It is educational but also fun and interesting."

– Sandra P.

Magazine FAQs

How do I cancel or change my order?
Ready to switch your Highlights magazine level or cancel a subscription? It's simple! Upgrade or switch to suit your child's age at any time, online or by phone. Want to cancel? Do it online or call our Customer Care team. Your subscription can grow and adapt with you.
How long will it take my order to arrive?
Get initial magazine issues in 4-6 weeks, with special timing for holiday gift subscriptions; other subscription items in 2-4 weeks. Standard delivery for merchandise is 1-2 weeks. For faster merchandise shipping, choose Express or Rush Delivery.
How does automatic renewal work?
Looking to renew your Highlights subscription? You can reply to renewal notices or opt for seamless and convenient Continuous Service. Also learn how to tell when a subscription expires and when it might be time to switch magazines.

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Highlights Magazine has won the following awards for excellence:

  • 2016 Family Choice Award
  • 2015 National Parenting Publications Awards - Gold
  • 2013 Family Choice Award
  • 2012 Parent's Choice Award
  • 2010 Learning Magazine Teacher's Choice Award for the Family
  • 2009 National Parenting Center Seal of Approval
  • 2008 Parent's Choice Award

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